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Seven Truckers Freed in Iraq, France Awaits Word

Islamic militants freed seven truck drivers from India, Kenya and Egypt on Wednesday after holding them hostage in Iraq for six weeks, offering a ray of hope to a dozen other foreigners still in captivity. U.S. warplanes struck at the city of Falluja, west of Baghdad, late on Wednesday in what the American military called a precision attack on safe houses used by associates of al-Qaeda ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Iraqi medical sources said at least eight people were killed. It was the fate of hostages that dominated diplomacy. France awaited word on the fate of two kidnapped French reporters after a deadline for Paris to scrap a ban on Muslim headscarves in schools apparently passed without incident. Full Story

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